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26 May. 2020 -
13:00 - 15:00

Urban Citizenship and Amsterdam’s Welfare Landscape

Online NIAS Seminar

Anouk de Koning, Associate Professor in Cultural Anthropology at Leiden University and the Urban Citizen Fellow, will explore Amsterdam's welfare landscape during her seminar.

De Koning will share her thoughts about urban citizenship in the context of welfare provision, drawing on ethnographic fieldwork on the impact of anxious politics of nation among policy makers, professionals and residents in Amsterdam’s Diamantbuurt (2011-2012), and more recent research on state-citizen relations in the practice of Amsterdam’s Parent and Child Teams. “I argue that the local welfare state is an important site in which state-citizen relations are enacted, and explore what such relations look like in a time of ongoing welfare reforms and the contentious diversification of Dutch society.”

About NIAS Seminars

NIAS Seminars are aimed to stimulate scientific cross-pollination within the NIAS academic community and discuss work-in-progress. Attendance is online and by invitation. If you are interested in attending, please contact NIAS.